16 August 2013
5 year Old Girl abducted at Redemption camp
abducted at the Redemption Camp of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God, on Friday August 9th.
It was learnt that the girl, in company with her
parents, had gone to the camp at Kilometre 46 on
the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State, to
attend the one-week annual convention of the
church that ended on Sunday. The girl, who is the
youngest child of her parents, was last seen
playing with two of her cousins on Friday, August
The victim's aunt, Omotade Odunowo, told our
correspondent that the matter had been reported to
She said, "She (Oluwaseun) was staying at a rented
chalet in the camp along with her parents. Around
10am on that day, she was seen with two of her
younger cousins, who are between the ages of two
"After sometime, we did not see her again. Due to
the young ages of the little children who were with
her at the time of her disappearance, we have not
been able to know what happened exactly."
Odunowo said all efforts to trace the victim's
whereabouts proved abortive and the family believed
that she had been abducted.
She said the family had searched every nook and
cranny of the camp and reported to the relevant
authorities in RCCG, all to no avail.
She added that no one had called the family to
demand a ransom.
Odunowo said, "We have been traumatised since
then and cannot wait for the safe return of our
daughter back home. We shall therefore be
extremely grateful to receive any information that
may lead to our reunion with Oluwaseun. She is
adorable, smart and talks a lot."
She said the girl's parents had not been alright since
the incident. She said the mother had refused to go
back to work since her daughter went missing.
She said, "Oluwaseun's mother has not left the
Redemption Camp since the incident occurred. She is
still hoping that the person that took her away would
bring her back."
When contacted on the telephone, the state police
command's Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi,
confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding
that the matter was being investigated at the redemption camp police station.